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Getting to Agile and the Coach’s Role

September 23, 2014

Allison Pollard’s goal is “To Teach and Delight.” Her goal is to help people discover and develop their agile instincts. She enjoys mentoring others to become great Scrum Masters, coaching managers to grow teams that deliver amazing results, and fostering communities that provide sustainability for agile transformations. Allison blogs at over at To Teach and […]

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Why is it so hard to find experienced Product Owners?

May 28, 2014
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Lynn Winterboer – (@agilelynn) With a proven background in a variety of data projects and agile practices, Lynn Winterboer teaches and coaches DW/BI teams on how to effectively apply agile principles and practices to their work. For almost 20 years, Lynn has served in numerous roles within the analytics, business intelligence and data warehousing space. She […]

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Standards are not the answer

May 1, 2014
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Diane Zajac-Woodie (@agilesquirrel) has spent the last six years redefining the business analyst role as more than a requirements dictator. Through open and honest conversations, Diane guides her business partners toward creative solutions that solve problems and eliminate waste. She shares this same approach with her technical teams, facilitating communication, cooperation, and continuous learning to ensure […]

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I’m being an Agile player

March 4, 2014

Natalie Warnert (@nataliewarnert) blogs at Confessions of a New ScrumMaster.  Here she is, talking about dating Agile. So I’m being an Agile player. I’m dating a few different versions of Agile to see which works best while trying to keep it from the other methods I’m test driving. Don’t tell Scrum that I was scoping out […]

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Combining Kanban and Scrum – lessons from a team of sysadmins

February 6, 2014

Kate Terlecka is an an agile coach and a Professional Scrum Trainer. She wants to change something in the way people in Poland make software, so she founded the Brass Willow initiative, which is bringing together experienced trainers, coaches and technical experts who want to do something more. Kate blogs about Scrum, Lean and Agile at Control […]

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Standup Is About Commitment, Not About “Giving Status”

October 3, 2013

Caroline Sauve is an agile coach from Canada.  I have had the pleasure of interacting with, teaching, and learning from Caroline in the Coaching Agile Teams class and at Agile Coach Camp Canada.  Caroline blogs at agile meditation.  She starts this blog post with a thank you to me.  I gratefully accept your appreciation, Caroline, […]

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Become an Agile Whisperer

September 18, 2013

I have had the pleasure to work with Jennifer in the agile coaching classroom.  She is a wonderfully creative and thoughtful coach who blog as at Kanna Glass Studios.  Here she is… Become an Agile Whisperer If you are involved in the Agile movement as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach, you are involved in introducing […]

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One-on-Ones in Agile (Transitions)

August 16, 2013

Corinna is an experienced facilitator of Scrum and Kanban teams.  This month, Corinna began a self-financed 6 month sabbatical to create lots off stuff, such as this book on retrospectives. She already has the very cool Retro-Mat website that gives you instant retrospective agenda ideas in 269,573 possible combinations (so far). Corinna blogs at Finding-Marbles.  Here she is: […]

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Leading through Vulnerability

August 1, 2013

I have enjoyed getting to know Em Campbell-Pretty and her writings on agile.  She has a ton of fun and insightful things to say at Adventures in Scaling Agile.   Several of them are linked in this post.  Here’s Em… Leading through Vulnerability When +Jean Tabaka ran her Scaling Collaboration workshop with my team in June, she commented on […]

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Organisational Change with Mikado

July 18, 2013

Sandy Mamoli is a force of nature (in a good way) who hails from New Zealand.  She is a personal Kanban black-belt and is the creator of the very cool Kanban-for-1 board I use to keep my work load sane (or at least visualize when I’m being insane).  Sandy blogs at Nomad 8.  Here she […]

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The Periodic Table of Scrum

July 4, 2013

Remember high school chemistry?  Get out your brain cells for this blog post from Kate Terlecka who blogs at Control Your Chaos… Lots of trainers and agile coaches try to touch advanced elements of Scrum, Agile, motivation, models, frameworks etc. We are building new theories or looking for existing ones to back up our understanding […]

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